Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

As pepper lovers, we have all heard of and probable eaten our share of Jalapeno poppers; those delicious peppers stuffed with cream cheese and deep fried to a gooey treat. Here is a nice twist on that same concept but instead of stuffing the peppers with cheese, they are incorporated into a hot appetizer dip that you are going to flip over.

It will take approximately 15 minutes of prep time and 25 minutes of baking time. This dip is fabulous served with some veggie sticks, artisan breads, crackers, potato chips or with tortilla corn chips.  You and your family are going to love this and you can spice it up a bit more if you want it hotter.  You can also make this with a jar of artichokes, drained, added in too and that is a delicious addition to this dip recipe.
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

2 (8 ounce) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup low-fat or reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 (4 ounce) jar Jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1 (4 ounce) jar/can green peppers, finely chopped
1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium sized mixing bowl combine together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth and creamy. It is best to use an electric mixer so that you get the consistency that you need. Drain the juice from both jars of peppers and chop them up. Stir them into the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Stir in the shredded cheese until well blended, set aside.

Spray the bottom and sides of a square or round baking dish. Spoon the cream cheese and pepper mixture into the baking dish, spreading it out to make an even layer. In a microwave safe dish melt the butter. Remove from microwave and stir in the bread crumbs to coat them evenly in the melted butter. Spoon the bread crumbs/butter mixture on top of the cream cheese mixture in your baking dish. Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper on top.

Place the baking dish into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Serve immediately.


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